Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed
The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground during removal of the Glines Canyon Dam. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha.
Photos & Multimedia
Olympic National Park's brochure mural has a variety of plants and animals illustrating the diversity of life in the area. Find out the names of the species of plants and animals on the mural by exploring these interactive PDFs.
Plant and Animals from the Freeing the Elwha:
These two interactive murals are renditions of the restored watershed, from its headwaters in the Olympic Mountains to its estuary in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Download the PDFs of the murals and roll your mouse over the numbers to find out the names of a variety of species that will benefit from this ongoing river restoration project. To learn more about the restoration project, visit the Elwha River Restoration pages.
Elwha River Restoration: Estuary Mural
Elwha River Restoration: Uplands Mural
Did You Know?
Although related to other marmots and groundhogs of North America, the Olympic marmot is unique. An endemic species, it is found only in the Olympic Mountains. Visitors to the high country of Olympic National Park may be lucky enough to encounter a marmot sunning itself near its burrow.